Friday, October 10, 2008


FABRIC Magazine’s very own Model Update! We are going to update you on three amazing Toronto Models: a well known veteran, a rising star, and a new face in Toronto. In that order; Elmer Olsen’s Daria Werbowy and Amanda Laine and Stylus Models' Nicole J.


Canada’s own Daria Werbowy was discovered walking around 5’11 at age 14. Her career began with Susan J. Model & Talent, soon after Daria signed with Elite Model Management. Currently in Toronto Daria is represented by Elmer Olsen Model Management, and internationally by the International Modeling Group (IMG) in New York, which is her mother agency. Since then, Daria has risen to the top of the international super modeling realm, fronting campaigns for Lancome, Prada, YSL, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Hermes, Valentino, Versace, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Featured on the front, back, and feature editorial of Paris Vogue's August issue, shown above, in addition to a fashion spread in the September Paris Vogue. Werbowy was quoted saying she would retire at 25 and move home to her Toronto suburb, only weeks from her 25th birthday (November 19th). We can only wait to see what she does... we’re hoping she decides to work here in Toronto!


They sure are creating some supermodels over there at Elmer Olsen; 5’11 Amanda Laine with legs from here to Saskatchewan is on the rise. Winner of the V A Model Search Amanda received a three year model management contract with Supreme Management in New York. This rising star has already done runway for Prada, Marni, Marc Jacobs and Balencianga. Amanda has representation in Toronto, New York, London, Milan and Paris.


Pick up the November issue of FLARE and check out the new face of Toronto, Nicole J. Sixteen-year old Nicole J., scouted and represented by Canadian industry mogul Cynthia Cully former agency director of FORD Models Toronto and current agency director at Stylus Models. Cully, who has been at Stylus for less than a year, is well on her way to creating an agency to be reckoned with. Only a few months ago Nicole was featured in her very first editorial shot by Toronto native Ryan Faubert in our very own FABRIC Magazine. The phenomenal 6 page editorial spread in FLARE shot by renowned photographer Max Abadian is one of two editorials for Nicole this month; she is also featured in Anokhi. Nicole can also be found on two additional pages of FLARE (the table of contents, and a feature page). Be sure to keep an eye out for this new face as Nicole is still to be published in an upcoming issue of Verve Girl. Nicole J. is represented by The Agent-C & Stylus Models in Toronto and Montage Models in Montreal.

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